Bamboo Countertops Are They Worth the Cost?

Bamboo Countertops offer an upgrade to regular butcher blocks and laminate countertops because of their unique design, durability, and eco-friendliness compared to other wood countertops. Bamboo Countertops, like plywood, are manufactured by pressing bamboo together with non-toxic chemical adhesives to form slabs. However, there are reports of bamboo slabs with dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde. Most bamboo tops are unfinished and require to stain for color.

Styles of Bamboo Countertops

Bamboo Butcher Block Countertop Up Close with IGS Logo Watermark

Parquet Bamboo Butcher Block


Natural Strand Bamboo


Horizontal Grain Strand Bamboo 

Pros of Bamboo

DIY Countertop Solution


Unique design option

Cons of Bamboo

Stains easily

Scratches easily

Risk containing dangerous chemicals

The Cost Of Bamboo Countertops

The many different options of Bamboo Countertops can change the value of your project considerably; such as colors, finishes, stains, and grain characteristics (vertical grain or parquet). The material cost of a Bamboo Countertop can vary.

Cheapest Cost: Depending on your area, 50 square feet of Bamboo Countertop can cost you around $1,500-$2,000 not installed.

Average Cost: You are looking around $2,000-$3,000 for an average Bamboo Countertop at 50 square feet installed.

Most Expensive Cost: Prices can go up to $10,000, depending on the company you choose and the cost of installation.

Typically, the 50 square foot Bamboo Countertop is usually around $2,800 to $4,200 installed.


If you’re designing or remodeling a kitchen or bath and you’re a die-hard DIYer with a passion for an eco-friendly upgrade, Bamboo tops may be for you. They’re warm, uniquely beautiful, and will hold up to years of kitchen abuse with regular upkeep. However, most of us want a maintenance-free countertop that won’t stain or scratch. We recommend a Quartz Countertop over Bamboo since entry-level Quartz Countertop prices are about the same as installed as Bamboo. Contact us today for your free countertop estimate.

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